WordPress Tips, Tricks & Hacks Newsletter
Wikipedia says that pinging is:
an XML-RPC-based push mechanism by which a weblog notifies a server that its content has been updated. An XML-RPC signal is sent to one or more “ping servers,” which can then generate a list of blogs that have new material.
Pinging helps you increase your site traffic by including links to your new content on aggregators like weblogs.com and blo.gs, where visitors browse recently updated blogs. The fresher your content and the more people know about it, the better your chances of building up a solid reader base.
Words, words, words. More often than not, websites have far too many of them. Good web content is easy to read but often difficult to write. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you’re creating the written content for your site:
If you remember one tip from this article, make it this one: “Keep it short”. Most of the good advice you will hear about writing for the web comes back to keeping your writing concise and straightforward. Say what you need to say, then stop.